It has been a long time since my blog updated last year :S Feel so sorry for it. However, my life has been some big changes, the biggest one is that I am living in New York City now.
From Europe to the United States, life keeps getting busy, and I also spend a lot of time doing my other work…Whatever, I am back to this ocean again and continue to contribue my researches on Social Media. Today I want to talk about some basic SEO skilling for blogging.
The other day one of my friends asked me if there were some methods for her blog to be found easily meanwhile she doesn’t want to spend too much time on blog promotion. It is true that online promotion always takes a long time, which really upsets people who living in a busy life. So hereby, I would like to give some basic SEO skills for bloggers: You can promote your blog while you are writing it!
- Your Blog Title
You have to have an attractive blog title. “Attractive” here means “attractive” to searching engines other than you audience. Before giving a title, please re-think: If I were a person who needs similar information, what kind of sentences or keywords will I search for?
It is not hard to discover that on searching engines result pages, blogs with easy, simple, direct titles come up first, for example “Five restaurant you should hang out in Manhattan,” Top Ten website similar as Ebay” etc.
Tips: use “HOW TO…”, “Top 5 (or10)…”, “The best XX…” title
- Keyword Magic
Keyword is magic. Use keyword wisely please.
Use it in Titles. Tags.
Mention them in your articles, but don’t mention it all the time. The best way is keyword should be brought up every 30 words or more. However, it varies too because some people deem that every 150 words or more. It depends on your article. If your articles only has 300 words, then why not mention it more???
Links links links. Links are important for SEO, that is why we say “link-building”.
I know for most people, sometimes it is troublesome to find related links (or related articles attached). The easiest way is use suggested links that provided by blog site itself. But you can also give links to big names: Brands, celebrities, popular words, country… Links help your popularity.
- Bullets. Bold. Underline words
You must have found that almost in every article, I use bullet and bold words. I don’t really know the reason, but they help with the searching engine rankings! And it can help audience find the information they need faster.
- 5 Critical Tips for Blog SEO (blogs.salesforce.com)
- Demand for SEO Professionals Has Never Been Greater [Study] (conductor.com)
- How to Increase Your Page Rank (answers.com)
- Top SEO Plugins for WordPress (websudasa.com)
- Search Engine Optimization (for Blogs) (nilaewhite.wordpress.com)
- SEO Marketing: Blogging Basics (thetechscoop.net)